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techflork 06-23-2013 01:06 PM

33's with 3.5 backspacing too much? + (metalcloak fenders
 
Here's my issue, I'm getting metalcloaks in August, I am then going to put 33's on (Cooper STT 33x15x12.5) and the rim I really like is the ION 174. Kick ass rim IMO but it comes in a 15x8 with 3.5 inch backspacing. It's this just sticking out unnecessarily far? I don't know how it will look, any head on pictures? To be legal here I must have full tire coverage :( What size backspacing should I get if 3.5 is just too much? I want 0 rubbing, I'm not putting washers in my steering. Just want it to work :) Thanks!!

BTW it's an '04 TJ sport with stock everything including suspension. The metalcloak fenders will allow me to run 33's on stock...

eugenesonrisa 06-23-2013 02:54 PM

I have the Mickey Thompson sidebiters. The backspacing is 3.31" I have close to 1" of tread showing outside the fenders with 33x10.5 tires. I've never had a problem... If I had to get a state inspection though, I would certainly fail. I'm moving to CA soon so I'm not sure if this will be an issue, may need to get new flares.

n00g7 06-23-2013 03:03 PM

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Call and ask, they're helpful. You will need to go with the 6" flares, that's for sure.

n00g7 06-23-2013 03:09 PM

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4.5 flares w/ 5" of BS is flush with 10.5's. You're adding approx 1" in tire and 1.5" in BS, so it'll stick out by around an inch if you're using the 6" flares.

I believe anything 4" or less will work for 12.5 tires, but I've looked (a lot) and can't find a wheel I like that's more that 3.625 ish -- was looking as close to 4 as possible.

Going with these on the 6" flares FWIW, 3.625 BS.. no inspection though
http://image.moparmusclemagazine.com...-III-Black.jpg

techflork 06-23-2013 05:34 PM

thanks guys, yeah I can't seem to find a good, cheap rim I like. I'm not breaking the bank for rims, but I gotta like them too.

NCJeepin 06-23-2013 06:49 PM

I have ION Alloy wheels with 33x12.5. Here's a picture from when I had 6" flares. Not much of the tread at all still stuck out (probably 1/4" maybe) but the ballooned sidewall stuck out. http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...ica/003-11.jpg

techflork 06-23-2013 07:05 PM

That's a sick jeep man!! Thanks for the picture, sold me even more on those rims. sounds like a 6 inch flare on the metalcloaks will be ok. Not really a fan of the huge flare though :/

NCJeepin 06-23-2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by techflork (Post 3891762)
That's a sick jeep man!! Thanks for the picture, sold me even more on those rims. sounds like a 6 inch flare on the metalcloaks will be ok. Not really a fan of the huge flare though :/

Thanks man, I really appreciate it! You should be fine with the 6" flare. And I know what you mean, I didn't need the coverage here in NC and ended up breaking one of the flares so I just swapped my stockers back on. But I think 6" Metalcloaks look pretty sick!

my996duc1 06-29-2013 05:57 AM

6" flare and you should be fine.

Here is mine with 4" flares on 15x8 rims with 3.5" of BS and a 12.5 wide tire.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...79667120_n.jpg

AsylumTJ 06-29-2013 07:01 AM

I have what you're looking for but no flare attached. Hopefully you aren't in PA because they won't pass you for inspection with cloaks on. I'm stopped regularly out by Rausch Creek by the local PD but I'm from VA where we don't legally require any coverage.

NJO 06-29-2013 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by techflork (Post 3891047)
Here's my issue, I'm getting metalcloaks in August, I am then going to put 33's on (Cooper STT 33x15x12.5) and the rim I really like is the ION 174. Kick ass rim IMO but it comes in a 15x8 with 3.5 inch backspacing. It's this just sticking out unnecessarily far? I don't know how it will look, any head on pictures? To be legal here I must have full tire coverage :( What size backspacing should I get if 3.5 is just too much? I want 0 rubbing, I'm not putting washers in my steering. Just want it to work :) Thanks!!

BTW it's an '04 TJ sport with stock everything including suspension. The metalcloak fenders will allow me to run 33's on stock...

With 6" MC flares, 15x8 rims with 3.5" backspacing and 33x12.5" tires you will stick outside the flares by about an inch and a half. If your trying to keep the tread fully under the flares for legality purposes then go with a 33x10.5" wide tire.

33x10.5's have alot of advantages, they weigh less, tend to balance out better, have less road noise(ie: smoother on road) when driving around town, and can actually have better grip while offroading through the mud an dirt.

techflork 07-02-2013 04:12 PM

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I have what you're looking for but no flare attached. Hopefully you aren't in PA because they won't pass you for inspection with cloaks on. I'm stopped regularly out by Rausch Creek by the local PD but I'm from VA where we don't legally require any coverage.
Well that's exactly where I am, PA blowwws! I drove with no doors or mirrors and a big stinger for a while (all illegal here) and had no issues. I was hoping if the tires were legally covered I wouldn't get any trouble. As for inspection I was hoping to find someone not as stringent about it. I'm not doing anything dangerous haha.

my996duc1:
Thanks for the pic! Your jeep looks nice. MC's are looking sexy!

NJO:

I had my heart set on the cooper STT tire but if it really comes down to it, I may just have to suck it up and go with a the duratrac (assuming they have those in a 33x10.5x15). Kind of a bummer but I'm all for better gas milage and easier driving.

NJO 07-02-2013 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by techflork (Post 3921043)

Well that's exactly where I am, PA blowwws! I drove with no doors or mirrors and a big stinger for a while (all illegal here) and had no issues. I was hoping if the tires were legally covered I wouldn't get any trouble. As for inspection I was hoping to find someone not as stringent about it. I'm not doing anything dangerous haha.

my996duc1:
Thanks for the pic! Your jeep looks nice. MC's are looking sexy!

NJO:

I had my heart set on the cooper STT tire but if it really comes down to it, I may just have to suck it up and go with a the duratrac (assuming they have those in a 33x10.5x15). Kind of a bummer but I'm all for better gas milage and easier driving.

Id take the bfg at kos over the duratracs.....and they do come in 33x10.5's

Water Dog 07-02-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by eugenesonrisa (Post 3891256)
I have the Mickey Thompson sidebiters. The backspacing is 3.31" I have close to 1" of tread showing outside the fenders with 33x10.5 tires. I've never had a problem... If I had to get a state inspection though, I would certainly fail. I'm moving to CA soon so I'm not sure if this will be an issue, may need to get new flares.

CA won't say anything about 1' sticking out. I have about 2 1/2" sticking out and have never been bothered.


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